Microplastics are a ubiquitous presence in the world, found from Arctic snow to Antarctic ice and everywhere in between. There are trillions of microplastic particles floating on surface water, and everyone from infants to adults are presumed to be ingesting anywhere from dozens to tens of thousands of these particles every day.
The first Time-of-Flight (TOF) mass spectrometer was proposed in 1946, and the design has been refined and iterated upon every since.
With an unlimited mass range visible in each spectrum and a high spectral generation speed, the advantages of TOF mass spectrometry were immediately clear. Though the instruments improved, they did eventually hit physical limitations that restricted the resolving power. More work had to be done.
With these fundamentals you will learn all the ins and outs on the LC–GC coupling, GC×GC and Time-of-Flight MS to able to determine MOSH and MOAH in food products. Please register for our presentations.
The rise of omics has been a hot topic in our group for the past few years – in part because our own expertise aligns somewhat with the needs of these fields. Metabolomics is then particularly challenging for the separation science community, demanding the application of high-end iterations of various techniques, including LC, GC, MS, and NMR. In fact, when it comes to metabolomics, most analytical tools have a “seat at the technique table” – after all, multimodality is the only way to make sense of such high sample complexity.
An Article by Pierre-Hugues Stefanuto, Delphine Zanella, and Jean-François Focant
From cancer to diabetes to the recent rise of COVID-19, we will all likely come face-to-face with a threat to our health. Contemporary medicine has ever-improving tools to identify and combat diseases, but there are gaps – in speed, in invasiveness, in coverage, in access, and in accuracy. Can we do better? And how can we ensure that new approaches provide the same level of diagnostic potential as those currently in service?
Jane Hill, Associate Professor of Engineering, and Billy Boyle, CEO of Owlstone Medical, explain how their research in the area of breath analysis is opening new diagnostic doors.
Find out how the use of Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography (GC×GC) with Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (TOF-MS) demonstrates excellent matrix-analyte and analyte-analyte separation quality of a high number of target pesticides, at high sensitivity.
The LECO Pegasus BT 4D was used to develop a robust and straightforward quantification workflow adhering to SANTE requirements.
Our new eBook summarises a large part of LECO’s application work in the field of food testing. In addition to the Application Compendium, the eBook includes an introduction to GC×GC- and TOFMS-technology, followed by an overview of the different hardware and software solutions that were used for the food testing applications. A bibliography with additional references can be found in the appendix.
The eBook is downloadable at SeparationScience now.
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Ralf Löscher speaks about the latest technologies, as well as many years experience LECO has in the field of TOFMS instrumentation. The special focus of this interview refers to the food industry and the special benefits LECO offers to this market.
“In the field of chromatographic separation science technology, LECO offers GC coupled to time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometry (MS). This includes one-dimensional as well as two-dimensional chromatography (GC×GC), which increases chromatographic resolution and sensitivity. In addition, our latest technology is competitively priced in relation to triple quadrupole alternatives. Furthermore, GC-TOF-MS technology is basically unbeatable for the analysis of residues in complex matrices such as teas, spices, oily products, but also baby food.“
eFoodLab // Issue 02/2019 // Interview with Ralf Löscher